Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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As I mentioned in an earlier post, Cuernavaca wasn't immediately impressive. It took a little bit of time before I got myself into traveller mode. Perhaps it was the jet lag, or perhaps it was another reason, but in any case, the first few days w...

Last month, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra came to town. And since we had a friend staying with us, who was interested in the music that was to be played, we bought tickets. And surprisingly, this was the first time where I could say that I was...

Cuernavaca has this one museum, which is originally the house of a lavish and wealthy American artist, Robert Brady (1928-1986). Visiting his house feels like you've suddenly stepped into his brain.More...

The ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) is the world's largest trade fair for the travel industry. It is held in Berlin annually, but I haven't had a chance to check it out until this year. To be honest, I don't have a lot...

One of the first things I checked out after arriving in Cuernavaca was the Jardin Borda. It is a private garden located west of centre, near the cathedral. More...

When selecting my next German travelogue to read, somehow this book caught my attention. Some of the travel narratives that I have read lately seem to give the aura of immaturity: authors trying to escape their Western surroundings, and trying to fin...

I mentioned in my summary post that Cuernavaca was slightly challenging. Looking back, the challenges were basically a combination of expectations that were not kept in check, as well as an apartment that didn't have the most ideal location. This...